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Working closely with charity is something My 1st Years are passionate about, that is why we have teamed up with children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine. This collaboration aims not only raise money for Rays of Sunshine but show you the amazing work they are doing for children in the UK. You’ll be seeing all the work we are doing across our site, on social media, in our events and we’ll also be raising lots of money at our Head Office too!

“My 1st Years is a major baby brand and we are absolutely thrilled to have been selected as their first ever chosen charity. Every day of the year our wishes provide occasions for brave and deserving children to put their illness on hold and feel special. Every Rays of Sunshine wish is personalised to make the experience as magical as possible and, like My 1st Years, we create treasured family memories. We are continuously looking for ways to brighten up children’s lives and being able to offer a My 1st Years gift to our wish children will be another perfect way for us to do that. We are also looking forward to working with the My 1st Years team to raise funds to grant more magical wishes.”
Jane Sharpe, CEO, Rays of Sunshine

“We’ve wanted to work with a charity for some time, but finding the right one was important to us. As soon as we met the passionate team behind Rays of Sunshine, I knew they were the perfect match. The work they do and magical moments they give to deserving children is incredible and I just had to be a part of it. We are excited to help create those special memories with Rays of Sunshine and I hope all of our brilliant customers get behind the new ‘Hello Sunshine’ Collection!”
Daniel Price, Founder, My 1st Years

Who Are Rays Of Sunshine?

Rays of Sunshine grants wishes to children, aged 3 to 18-years-old, living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. They believe that every child deserves to have an amazing experience where they get to put their illness on hold and be happy – even if it’s just for a day. From meeting their favourite celebrity to participating in their dream job, Rays of Sunshine really do make dreams, no matter how big or small, come true.

How Are We Working Together?


The ‘Hello Sunshine’ Collection

We have designed the perfect pieces for your little one’s summer wardrobe with our stylish ‘Hello Sunshine’ collection. We will be donating £1 from every item from the collection sold to Rays of Sunshine.


Gifting Wishers

We want to make sure that every child who sends in their wish has a special treat, so we will send every wish maker a personalised gift, made with love.

Hospital Visits

The My 1st Years team will be visiting the hospitals to gift and spend some time with the children who have serious and life- limiting illnesses. We are hoping this creates a special day for the brave children.


We love to host events with our social family, press, local community and loyal customers, so from now on we will be doing small activities at each event to help raise money and awareness for the amazing work Rays of Sunshine are doing.


Bake sales, sponsorships, parties and more the team at My 1st Years will be doing all they can to raise as much money as possible!

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